Sexual division of labor in agriculture
American Anthropologist • Vol/Iss. 86(3) • American Anthropological Association • • Published In • Pages: 568-583 •
By Burton, Michael L., White, Douglas R.
A high degree of dependence on domesticated animals will decrease female agricultural contributions.
It is hypothesized that an increased dependence on domesticated animals will reduce female agricultural inputs, but increase female labor inputs to domestic production. The Pearson's R correlation coefficient for female contribution to agriculture and dependence on domesticated animals is -.42. In the multiple regression, the importance of domesticated animals only replicates well within the Old World, suggesting that the hypothesis is only applicable in that region.
|Correlation, multiple regression||Supported||p<.005||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Dependence On Domesticated Animals||Independent||Domesticated Animals, Diet|
|Female Contribution To Agriculture||Dependent||Division Of Labor By Gender|